Yesterday Robby and I traveled back to Virginia after our wonderful weekend together. Timmy stayed in Pennsylvania with my Mom. She will be watching him for the week while I am working at the Amputee Coalition National Conference in North Carolina. Leaving him there, although I know that he is happy and spoiled, was difficult.
Even though I didn't have my little toddler crowing this morning, I found myself waking up early out of habit. My house was eerily quiet this morning without my little buddy! I don't have to keep my coffee on a high table, and the television remotes can remain in reach. It is strange being able to sip my coffee without reheating it.
After I drop off Robby at school, I'll be heading to North Carolina. I know that saying goodbye to him will be just as difficult. I really hate goodbyes!
It is hard leaving, but I'm looking forward to the conference and being reunited with my amputee friends. I love the kinship and special relationships that form between individuals who truly understand what it is like living without all of your biological limbs. It is empowering to be "normal" for a few days. At conference, those with all of their limbs are definitely the oddities!